The Shape-Assist Technique: Incorporating Stream Channel Interpretations into Computer-Generated Surface Models: Clark County, Kansas
John F. Fierstien, Arthur V. Brewster, 1992. "The Shape-Assist Technique: Incorporating Stream Channel Interpretations into Computer-Generated Surface Models: Clark County, Kansas", Computer Modeling of Geologic Surfaces and Volumes, David E. Hamilton, Thomas A. Jones
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The shape-assist technique of computer mapping enables a geologist to sketch the form or shape of a particular geologic feature, then use computer modeling to align that shape to the existing data. Long, narrow Morrowan-aged (Early Pennsylvanian) stream channels in Clark County, Kansas provide an excellent data source to demonstrate this technique. This method provides a quick way to incorporate the geologist's interpretation and the results can be used to accurately model related surfaces above and below the channel.